Brandon Inman has worked at the Oneida Indian Nation’s Recreation Center for a few years, but just recently returned to take on the role of Recreation Supervisor. The new role is something Brandon is excited to take on and he is looking forward to see the Recreation Department continue to grow with the construction of the Mary C. Winder Community Center, which is set to open next summer.
A graduate of Herkimer Community College and Cazenovia College where he received his bachelor’s degree, Brandon has been an avid sports fan his entire life. He played baseball at Caz for one year, but played a variety of sports growing up including varsity football and basketball in high school. But it was a class at Caz that really opened his eyes to other prospective career paths.
“I really wanted to be an athletics director,” Brandon said. “A professor brought in a guy to speak to our class and he was a facilities operations manager at a college in Houston. He’d run tournaments and oversee rec leagues, and I thought that would be a perfect fit for me.”
Brandon is also working on his master’s degree in athletic administration. Formerly, he was the Rec Center’s Gym Attendant and transitioned to a rec role with the Town of Dewitt before returning as the Nation’s Recreation Supervisor.
He said it’s been great having the experience of seeing how the Rec Center functioned before assuming the supervisor role. The transition has been smooth and the center’s programming was minimally impacted.
“We’re here to help the community and help the kids,” he said. “Knowing what to expect for each program has made my job a lot easier. And now we’re all excited to see the new place open next year.”
The Rec Center is free for Members and Turning Stone Enterprises employees. For more information on the Rec Center, including updated hours and services, you can call 315-829-8484. For now, Brandon is enthusiastic about what the future holds.
“I have four years here so I’ve been able to develop relationships with Members,” Brandon said. “I think they are comfortable with me and I hope to grow those relationships in the future.”